You’ve probably seen faux fur blanket in stores, with their realistic appearance and warm hues, but you may be wondering how to make your own faux fur throw blanket at home. It’s easier than you think! Just follow these tips for making your own faux fur blanket at home using simple materials you can find at any craft store or even in your local grocery store. Once you have your blanket made, follow our guide on how to make an ottoman cover to finish the look of this beautiful faux fur throw blanket so it looks just like the real thing!
Select the right faux fur blanket
There are many faux fur throw blanket on Amazon that seem realistic, but you need to make sure that you’re selecting one with a high pile—you want it to feel like real fur. I chose a blanket from Jaquelin Home because it was available in different colors and had an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. The blanket is also made of polyester microfiber, which is super soft and feels just like real fur. This material is easy to clean and can be machine-washed at home or dry-cleaned if necessary. The faux fur throw blanket has a similar look to mink or fox furs; however, it’s much more affordable than those options!
Don’t overstretch it
If you’re hoping to make your faux fur throw blanket look real, avoid stretching it out on an ottoman cover. It should rest over top of your ottoman, not stretch underneath it. This will help maintain its shape and give off a realistic impression. Also, be sure to place your faux fur throw blanket in front of a solid-colored piece of furniture or wall; if there are too many patterns or colors around it, it might draw attention away from your faux fur throw blanket.
Pick a matching color for your cushion
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of your options, start with a color scheme. A faux fur throw blanket looks great in any living room, so pick one that fits in with your other color choices. For example, for those who have an orange and blue sofa, an orange faux fur throw blanket would be ideal. Or if your home is filled with neutrals, pick a muted beige or gray that matches everything else in your house.
Use a slightly darker shade for pattern designs
The faux fur blanket is made with a slightly darker shade of brown than your ottoman cover, which makes it look more natural. If you’re feeling adventurous, try layering a few different faux fur blankets on top of each other until you find a good match. It will take some trial and error, but in no time at all you’ll have created an incredible throw blanket that looks like real fur! And if you’re not too keen on having animal products lying around your home, don’t worry—there are plenty of synthetic materials available to create similar textures. Simply keep your eyes peeled for items that mimic genuine fur as closely as possible.
Pick a darker accent color to tie all the colors together
One of your throw blanket’s most important jobs is pulling all those colors together, so make sure your accent color does that—and then some. Pick a dark brown or black (if you don’t want an obvious pattern) and use it on furniture, window treatments, artwork and other accents throughout your room. This will tie all your throw blanket’s colors together while giving it some extra cohesiveness.